The Consensus

The Consensus

The Consensus

Novel by Harvey Stanbrough

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On future Earth, there are only six nations. They are governed, loosely, by a compendium of delegates, one from each nation, to the World Dominion.

But among any six humans, there is always one who wants to be dominant. When that one, by happenstance, is contacted by extra-terrestrials who believes him to be the ruler of Earth, he is not inclined to correct them.

Instead, as a response to their request to colonize, he levies certain requirements. He can fulfill the requirements himself. But they must wait until he has fulfilled those requirements, most of which involve the other five nations naming him Chancellor of Earth.

His initial request, posed by his delegate to the World Dominion, causes great upheaval. So great, in fact, nobody is certain they can turn it off.

But he isn’t the only one who can contact aliens. And he isn’t the only one who can grant their request. In the final analysis, given one more chance, will the World Dominion come to a consensus?


Harvey Stanbrough is an award-winning writer who adheres to Heinlein’s Rules. He also enjoys the freedom of a technique called Writing Off Into the Dark.

Harvey’s works have been nominated for the Frankfurt (Germany) Book Fair Award, the Foreword Magazine Engraver’s Award, the Pushcart Prize, the BEA (NY) Book of the Year Award and the National Book Award.

By the end of October 2016, Harvey had written and published hundreds of poems, well over 150 short stories, 20 novels and 2 novellas. He had also compiled 5 critically acclaimed poetry collections and 25 collections of short fiction.

Harvey’s titles are available in every ebook format in over 400 markets and 1200 libraries worldwide. His longer works also are available in print.

Because he is unable to do otherwise, he splits his writing personality among four writing personas. Strictly to be cagey, he also slips in and out among various pseudonyms.